Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 2, 2012

Community in Brief: 10/02/2012


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Game against cancer

Traverse City — The St. Francis Girls volleyball teams games against Boyne City tonight, Oct. 2, will support the fight against breast cancer.

The freshman will play at 4:30 p.m., the junior varsity at 6 p.m. and the varisty at 7 p.m. at St. Francis High School, 123 E. 11th St.

COA meets today

Traverse City — The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. today, Oct. 2, at the COA office, 520 W. Front St. The public is invited. Learn more at 922-4688 or (877) 686-4688.

Undercover stories

Traverse City — Nikki Lennox will share her experiences as an undercover officer Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

"Undercover Cop — Stories from the Field" will start at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Learn more at 223-7700 or

Church Women

Lake Ann — Church Women United will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Lake Ann United Methodist Church, 6583 First St. Attendees should bring a dish to pass and table service for the luncheon. The mission project is health or school kits.

Used book sale

Central Lake — Central Lake Friends of the Library will offer half-off all items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6, in the Book Cottage behind the Central Lake Library. Call 544-2517 to learn more.

Indoor yard sale

Traverse City — The Village at Bay Ridge, 3950 Scenic Ridge, invites the public to its indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. For details, call 932-9455.

Cider Fest in Mesick

Mesick — The Mesick Museum will feature cider making and tasting during its Cider Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the museum, 117 Mesick Ave. Donations are welcome. For details, call 946-3958 or visit

Fall gallery walk

Elk Rapids — As part of Elk Rapids' Fall Color Peaking Tour, four galleries will host an open house gallery walk.

Mullaly's 128 Studio & Gallery on River Street, Blue Heron Gallery on Ames Street, and Twisted Fish Gallery and StoneHedge Gallery on U.S. 31 will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. There will be artist demonstrations and refreshments at each gallery.

Alden Heritage Days

Alden — The Downtown Alden Business Association will sponsor Alden Heritage Days Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7.

Saturday opens with a 7-11 a.m. breakfast at the fire hall. There also will be sales at various businesses, a farmer's market, craft booths, pumpkin painting and kids' activities, and the Sprigs & Sprouts' apple and bake sale.

An 11 a.m.-4 p.m. vintage car show will be the highlight on Sunday. For details, call 676-3300 days only.

Hillbilly breakfast

Honor — The Honor Lions Club will host its annual Hillbilly Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 7.

The meal will be served from 8 a.m. to noon at the Homestead Township Hall on Main St. Donations will be accepted; $5 per adult is suggested.

Harvest Festivus

Traverse City — Left Foot Charley Winery will thank the community for its support by hosting its sixth annual Harvest Festivus.

The event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Grand Traverse Commons. There will be activities for children, winemakers in Lederhosen, cider, Federweisser, wine and wine tasting, German Oompah music from 2 to 4 p.m., and free horse-drawn carriage rides noon-3 p.m.

College planning

Traverse City — Central United Methodist Church will offer a "College Planning Relief Workshop" for families.

The free workshop will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 8 and 15, at the church, 222 Cass St. Topics include aid eligibility, where to find it, the real cost of college, and how to avoid overspending for college.

For details or to register, call 946-5191 or visit

'Chapter Chicks'

Traverse City — Grade school girls and a special adult are invited to the Monday, Oct. 8, meeting of the Chapter Chicks Book Club at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

The group, geared toward third-fifth grade readers, will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "Blue Willow" by Doris Gates. There also will be a potluck dinner and a craft.

The program is free. Registration is encouraged; call 223-7700 or visit